Industry News

Broadcasters Foundation Leadership Awards recipients announced.

The Foundation bestows these awards each year in recognition of career contributions to the industry and the community at large. This year’s recipients include Allen Media Group Founder Byron Allen, Cumulus Chief Insights Officer Pierre Bouvard, Quincy Media CEO Ralph…

FCC: one fine levied, one fine canceled.

Hoosier AM/FM failed to file for license to cover for a translator in Marion, IN, earning them a proposed $3500 fine … but the Commission has canceled the Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against Autaugaville Radio for a license…

Let’s get a lawyer and go shopping with the RAB.

The next two “Business Accelerated” live video presentations from the Radio Advertising Bureau are “Radio Works for Lawyers,” how attorneys can use radio to build their practices; and “Meet the New Retail Shopper,” an examination of how retail shopping has…

Broadcast ownership just got easier.

The FCC reinstatement of its revised broadcast ownership rules has been published in the Federal Register, which establishes the comments deadline (August 2) and the reply comments deadline (August 30). The Order eliminates the newspaper/broadcast and radio/television cross-ownership prohibitions, as…

The new look of the NAB Boards.

The new chairman of the NAB Joint Board of Directors is David Santrella, president/broadcast media at Salem Media Group. On the radio side, Bill Wilson, CEO of Townsquare Media, has been elected chair of the Radio Board; John Zimmer, president…

FCC fines another licensee for late license renewal.

This week’s lucky winner is Rovision Ministry, and in this contest, the winner gets to pay a fine of $1125 for filing their most recent license renewal application three months late. This incident also gives us the Lame Excuse of…

FCC and public file violator agreed to a Consent Decree.

Estuardo Valdemar Rodriguez is the licensee of WSRB-AM in La Grande/Jacksonville, NC, and he has just reached an agreement with the Commission to resolve ongoing public file violations at his station. The agreement involves the requirement that Mr. Rodriguez create…

George Noory renewed.

The Host with the Coasts has inked a new long-term deal with Premiere Networks, which will keep him up all night, as he says, “well into this decade.” Mr. Noory succeeded Art Bell 18 years ago on what is, according…

Rush replacement opens wide.

Premiere Networks is bragging that their new program running in Rush Limbaugh’s old slot, “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show,” is launching with over 400 stations on board from Day One. (Of course, it never hurts that Premiere’s owner,…